This is an artistic and gracious Japanese seasonal cuisine. In fact, it can be said that Kaiseki-ryori is the ultimate Japanese cuisine. Kaiseki-ryori uses the fresh ingredients of the season and is cooked in ways that enhance the original taste of the ingredients. Each dish is simply seasoned and presented beautifully in exquisite dinnerware. Often, items from nature such as tree leaves and flowers accompany the dishes. Kaiseki was vegetarian in its origin, but nowadays, the modern kaiseki meal may include meat and seafood. Kaiseki is regarded as the greatest culinary refinement in Japan. The seasoning base is composed fish and vegetables, and is characterized by its refined savor.